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Starting Quickly .............................................................. 5 Using CoPilot v3 ............................................................. 9 File Sets .................................................................... 9 Maps ....................................................................... 10 Airport Diagrams ................................................... 12 Instrument Approach Plates ................................. 13 Creating Flight Plans .................................................... 14 The Quick Plan Method .......................................... 14 The Plotter Method ................................................. 16 Saving Flight Plans ................................................ 17 Editing Flight Plans ....................................................... 18 Adding Waypoints .................................................. 18 Repositioning A Waypoint ..................................... 20 Deleting Waypoints ................................................ 21 A New Flight Plan ................................................... 22 Using the GPS in Flight Sim ......................................... 22 Loading a Flight Plan .................................................... 22 Course Deviation Indicator ................................... 23 Autopilot Controls .................................................. 24 Navigation (NAV) Display ...................................... 25 Waypoint (WPT) Display ........................................ 25 Clearing the Flight Plan ......................................... 26 Information (INF) Display ...................................... 26 Power Button .......................................................... 29 CoPilot Advanced Features ........................................ 29 Moving Map ................................................................... 35 Two Monitor Setup ................................................. 35 Single Monitor Setup .............................................. 35
In this section we will cover the basics to get you started using CoPilot v3.
When the scenery has been loaded.abacuspub. If not. you will be presented with a Scenery File Sets window.
www. run the CoPilot v3 program. 1. we encourage you to read the rest of the manual to get the most out of the CoPilot program and gauge. Open a Fileset When you open the CoPilot program. 2. properly registered on your system and have installed the CoPilot GPS to at least one aircraft in Flight Simulator. For this section we will assume that you have the CoPilot v3 installed. please consult the Quick Start Install Guide included in the CoPilot v3 package.com
. you will be presented with a Map Projection window. Select the area you wish to fly from the list on the left and click [Open]. Once you are comfortable. Click [OK] to accept the default settings on this window. Open the CoPilot program From the Desktop or the Start | Programs | Abacus | CoPilot v3 menu.
4. Open Flight Simulator Click the Launch Flight Simulator button located on the right side of the CoPilot toolbar. If you are using FS2004.com
. This will create a flight plan between the two selected airports. be sure you have the FS2004 CD #4 in the CD-ROM drive.abacuspub. Create A Flight Plan Use the Navigation | Quick Plan menu to select a departure airport and a destination airport.
With the cursor ( > ) in front of the first flight plan. Our example uses the Seattle/ Tacoma International airport.com
. We’ll select the Boeing 747 for this trip since we’re going cross-country.CoPilot V3 5. Note that we’ve previously installed the GPS to the FS2004’s B747 aircraft. Set the GPS Once the plane is loaded and ready to take off. click the RTE button on the GPS. Also select the departure airport. This will present a list of flight plans.
6. Select plane and set departure airport
On the Opening screen of the Flight Simulator. use the Create A Flight menu to select an aircraft that is equipped with the CoPilot v3 GPS.
www. click the SET button the GPS. which is also the default starting location of the Flight Simulator. The first plan in the list will be the flight plan you have loaded in CoPilot v3 as long as CoPilot v3 is running.abacuspub.
Start flying and lock in the Autopilot Take off. If you are to be flying over mountains be sure your altitude is higher than the mountains! Once you have reached your altitude. The plane is flying toward the first waypoint in your flight plan.
8. When in flight after a few minutes. Lock Altitude Continue to gain altitude until you have reached your desired cruise altitude. HDG and GPS buttons on the right side of the CoPilot v3 GPS instrument. click the AP. Notice the plane begin to bank. www.abacuspub.com
Continue reading the manual to learn more about using the CoPilot program and GPS including features. you can choose File | Open Scenery files from www. Once a set is opened. you’ll recall the Scenery File Sets window that opened up automatically. This will lock in the current altitude to the nearest 100 feet. This window has you determine which area of the world you want to fly. When you choose a Set on the left side. You’ll need to click the AP button on the GPS to disengage the Autopilot and bring the plane in for a landing.com
. The left side of the window contains a list of File Sets. it’s up to you to land. These files include the scenery files from Flight Simulator and the Map file from CoPilot v3. Click [Open] to load the Set and the associated map file.
That’s it! Sit back and watch the CoPilot v3 GPS do all the work.abacuspub.CoPilot V3
click the ALT button on the right side of the GPS. More than one file set can be opened if desired. the files to be loaded by CoPilot v3 are displayed in the center.
Using CoPilot v3
Having gone through the Getting Started Quickly section you now have a good understanding of how the CoPilot v3 program works. When you get to your destination. There are many other features that we’ll explore here that will show you just how powerful the CoPilot v3 program really is!
When you first opened CoPilot v3.
These fixes contain only location and ID and are not sorted into categories. The Rebuild button will delete all your existing filesets including any new or modified sets and will rebuild the default sets for your version of Flight Sim set in the Preferences. Eliminate Duplicate Navaids If information is included more than once in the scenery files. These blue dots represent the airports.com
. To cut down on the number of airports shown on the map. CoPilot automatically determines the Radials to nearby VORs. this option will eliminate duplicates. you’ll notice an outline area of the country or region you opened sprinkled with little blue dots. This database only covers the US and Europe.10
the menu to load another set. all the airport information in memory and will cleared and only the information from the new set will be available. Advanced users can create their own file sets or modify existing file sets to include additional files. These can be loaded along with the scenery if desired. Reload All Files When this option is checked and a file set is opened.
Once the file set is loaded and the map is open. for example two files containing the same information for VORs. If you wish to change versions of Flight Sim. open the Display | Airport Options menu. The list of file sets is automatically created by CoPilot based on the version of Flight Sim set in the Preferences. The bottom of the Scenery File Sets window has these four options: Load Fixes from File CoPilot includes a database of fixes including Enroute High and Enroute Low as well as radials to nearby VORs. Load Fixes from Scenery Flight Sim also includes fixes in the scenery files for the entire globe. do so in the File | Preferences and click the Rebuild button on the Scenery File Sets window. Here you can choose the type of airports you want www.abacuspub.
You can also choose to display only the Airport Ids instead of the full airport name. which will center the map where you click and zoom in one level. The zoom icons include a Zoom and Center option.abacuspub. press the mouse wheel down and drag the mouse. lights. Each display includes the ID and name. The toolbar also contains buttons that will turn on and off the display of all the airports as well as VORs and NDBs. Note that displaying the radials will clutter the screen to the point where it will be very difficult to view and will slow the zooming and movement of the map. Scrolling the mouse wheel will zoom the map in and out.CoPilot V3
to have displayed on the map. airports with paved runways. Fuel and so on. There are a few different ways to move and zoom the map. If you do not have a mouse wheel. This will lock the map to the pointer and move with the map with the mouse movement until you release the mouse wheel button. you can use the zoom buttons on the toolbar. ILS. The VORs are shown in blue and the NDBs are shown in Pink.
Fixes can be displayed using the Display | Fix menu.
www. To move the map. The easiest way to adjust the view of the map is by using the mouse wheel. a Zoom In which will zoom the current view in one level and Zoom Out which will zoom out the current view one level. ID and Frequency.com
. There are options such as minimum runway length.
This view can be zoomed in and out with the mouse button as well. you can access the diagrams.com
. In order to access these airport diagrams. Select the Display | Waypoints menu again to turn the waypoint display back on if desired. On the Airport window is a button labeled Diagram. To be sure you click in the right place. Once the waypoints are no longer visible. location. To print this diagram. simply click on the center of the airport you wish to view.
NOTE: You will be unable to access the diagram of an airport that is included in a loaded flight plan. Clicking the airport will open an Airport window showing you general information about the airport including the name. Airport Diagrams can also be www.12
To access Airport Diagrams. we recommend you zoom in first. elevation and the list of runways. The diagram is opened in a separate window and can be closed without closing the map.abacuspub. click the Print icon on the toolbar or select File | Print from the menu. ID. Click the Diagram button to see a layout of the airport. you must turn off the display of the waypoints in the Display menu.
This will open a Navigation Aid Properties window showing the ILS information including the name.com
. The Instrument Approach Plates can also be accessed by right-clicking on runways that have an ILS and choosing Approach Plate from the pop-up menu. Approach Plates can be printed using the print icon on the tool bar or through the File | Print menu. ID. Click the IAP button on the window to access the Instrument Approach Plate window. Blue (Cyan) and Red (Magenta) dots on the screen. elevation. This will put Yellow. frequency.CoPilot V3
opened by right-clicking the airports on the map and selecting Diagram from the pop-up menu.
Instrument Approach Plates
Use the Display menu to turn on the ILS Transmitters.abacuspub.
You can change the Decision Height (DH) and Final Approach Fix (FAF) as desired in the Display | Set DH and FAF menu. www. range and so on. Click on the Cyan and/or Magenta dots to access the Navigation Air Properties. location. The Approach Plates are opened in a separate window and can be closed without closing the map.
click it in the list. Each has its advantages. Diagram.
The Quick Plan Method
The Quick Plan is quick and easy. You can also scroll through the list to find the airport name. This has you select the departure and destination airport.abacuspub. With the Plotter. To start the Quick Plan. There are only two ways to make a flight plan. This will simultaneously sort the list as you type.com
Click in the Depart From box and type the name of the airport. do the same for the Arrive At box on the right (see below). We recommend you have the Auto Route option turned on in the Navigation menu. The other way is to use the Plotter tool. You must click the airport in the list for CoPilot to use it in the Flight Plan. The easy way to create a flight plan is by using the Quick Plan. you can choose Navigation | Quick Plan. Flight Plan and Approach Plate windows as needed.
Creating Flight Plans
Once you have a file set open you can create a flight plan. select each waypoint of the flight plan in the order it is to be flown. or click the Quick Plan icon on the toolbar.14
Use the Window menu to switch between the Map.
www. When you see the airport you want. Once the Depart From is set.
. For example. minimize or print this window as needed.CoPilot V3
Advanced user may want to create a plan starting or ending at a VOR. the flight plan will be represented on the map with green dots and a connecting green line. When both your departure and destination are set. Waypoints on the Map When you click [OK] on the Quick Plan window.
After CoPilot v3 creates a flight plan. click the [OK] button. simply select the Type of waypoint you want to be displayed.abacuspub. click the “Sort By Id” box with Airport set for the Type. Use the Window menu to return to the Map (the map typically has a number 1 before it). See the Editing Flight Plans section to see how to edit this flight plan visually. then find the ID in the list or type it in the box and click it in the list. You can close. NDB or FIX instead of an airport. VORs. a printable version of your flight plan will open in a separate window. To do this. You can also sort the list of airports. if you are not sure of the exact name Flight Sim uses for an airport but you do know the airport ID. NDBs and Fixes by their ID only.
As new waypoints are added.com
. The Plotter method is all map based.16
The Plotter Method
Another way want to create a flight plan is by using the Plotter. The icon that looks like a pair of binoculars will open the Find window.
www.abacuspub. a connecting green line will be drawn. A flight plans is created by clicking on the map starting with the departure airport. Turn on the Plotter by clicking the icon on the toolbar or select Navigation | Plotter from the menu. Each click will create a green dot representing a waypoint of the flight plan. To help navigate the map quickly. you can use the Find button on the toolbar.
This can be helpful if you want to add waypoints to help you line up with the runway on approach for example. or start typing the name of the airport in the box and when you see the airport in the list. If you are too far away from a waypoint.abacuspub. This will show you a printable version of your custom flight plan in a separate window. When you have added all the waypoints to your custom flight plan. Search for IDs by clicking the Sort By IDs box. If you click on the map close to a waypoint (airport. NDB or Fix). Clicking [OK] will recenter the map on the object you are searching for. VOR. click it.CoPilot V3
Similar to the Quick Plan window. Now you can use the plotter to click the object on the map to add it to the flight plan. VORs. CoPilot v3 has a snap-to feature built in. CoPilot v3 will automatically snap the waypoint to the closest waypoint.com
. For FS2004 users. you scroll through the list to find your airport and click it. then CoPilot v3 will accept the new point as a generic waypoint. You can find Airports. we recommend saving the flight plans in the My Documents\Flight Simulator files folder. NDBs and Fixes by selecting them in the Object box. click the Navigation | Show Flight Plan menu.
Saving Flight Plans
Each Flight Plan can be saved using the File | Save menu. FS2002 users should save www.
You can also load flight plans you saved in CoPilot V3 by using the File | Open menu. A new green dot will be placed where you right-clicked and the green line showing the flight path will be routed to your new waypoint (see page 19). See the Editing Waypoints section. Be sure the CD-ROM #4 from Flight Sim is in the CD-ROM drive. it is not set in stone. Take note of the order in which the waypoint is added to the flight plan. often CoPilot will add the new waypoint at the end of your flight plan list instead of between two existing points. If this happens.18
them in the FS2002\MYFLTS folder.abacuspub. If you are close to the end of your flight plan. This way the flight plan files can be loaded by the CoPilot v3 GPS gauge even if you are not running Flight Sim.
To add a new waypoint simply right-click the map where you want the new waypoint and choose Insert Waypoint from the pop-menu.
Editing Flight Plans
Once a flight plan has been created. you are ready to fly it in Flight Sim. You can make changes to it including deleting waypoints and adding new waypoints to the flight plan.
www. Once the flight plan is created. Click the Launch Flight Simulator icon on the toolbar to start the Flight Sim. you will need to reorder the waypoints.com
If the Flight Plan shows “Waypoint” with an ID of WPT.
Repositioning A Waypoint
To change the location of a waypoint. Check the Flight Plan window to be sure that the new waypoint is actually what you want. With the mouse pointer on the waypoint you want to change. you simply need to click and drag the waypoint on the map view. though. Don’t worry. click and hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse. If you are trying to move generic waypoints to help line up for approach for example. Release the mouse button when the pointer is over the spot you want the new waypoint to be added.
www. you can reposition the waypoint.abacuspub. Remember that the snap-to feature should help you to have the waypoint placed right onto a close-by navaid. Often your intent will be to add a VOR or NDB to a flight plan but you may end up with a generic waypoint. Use the mouse and/or toolbar items to zoom in the map on the area you are working on.20
Also be cautious when adding new waypoints when the map is zoomed out pretty far. then you missed the navaids. you may need to move your waypoint a few times to get out of the snap-to zone.com
Removing waypoints from the flight plan involves right-clicking on the waypoint and choosing Delete Waypoint from the pop-up menu.
The next step after creating our flight plan is to fly that flight plan in the Flight Simulator. The green dot will be removed and the green line will be altered to directly connect the previous and following waypoints.
abacuspub. This will clear the flight plan. The GPS can load flight plans that are saved My www. The first plan in the list will be the one loaded in CoPilot v3 – even if it is not saved. The RTE button at the bottom of the GPS will change the display to a list of flight plans. Any of these plans can be loaded into the CoPilot v3 GPS. Following that the FS2004-saved flight plane files noted by (4) at the end of the line and FS2002-saved flight plans after that with a (2) at the end of the line.22
A New Flight Plan
CoPilot can only have one flight plan open at a time. If you want to stop work on your existing plan and create a new one. From here. You will want to consider clicking the Reload All Files option to clear all the airport information you have loaded and have CoPilot only have the new map and airport information available. you can access the File | Open Scenery Files menu and select a new file set.
Using the GPS in Flight Sim
When Flight Sim opens. If you want to fly in a different part of the world. they will be the ones saved on your hard drive. some you may not use. The GPS has many functions. Once loaded you’ll see the GPS in the top left corner of the screen. use the Create A Flight option from the menu to select a plane that has the CoPilot v3 GPS installed and set the departure airport to the airport you chose in CoPilot v3 as your starting point. you can create a new plan using the Quick Plan or Plotter methods. you can choose Navigation | Clear Waypoints from the menu. We’ll cover the basics first and move into some of the detailed components later on. the CoPilot v3 GPS can be used without CoPilot v3 running. Following the CoPilot v3-loaded flight plan will be the CoPilot v3 flight plans that are saved to the hard drive. To clarify. If you see additional flight plans in the list.
Loading a Flight Plan
The first aspect we will cover is how to load our flight plan. Note the (P) at the end of the line. The waypoints are pulled right from the running CoPilot v3 program.com
click the NXT button which is short for Next.
Course Deviation Indicator
Once the Flight Plan is set. We know this because it is the first one in the list and it has the (P) at the end of the line. Click the SET button on the gauge when you have cursor in front of the desired flight plan. When the CDI is on the right.CoPilot V3
Documents\Flight Simulator Files folder and the FS2002\MyFlts folder as well as the un-saved flight plan file loaded in CoPilot. To move the > cursor down the list. Our Seattle to New York example on startup shows that we need to fly to the right. When you reach it. To move it up the list. click the PRE button.
www. notice the black triangle at the top of the screen. short for Previous.com
.abacuspub. Continue to keep the CDI centered to get to your destination.
Notice the > cursor symbol in front of the first flight plan in our example above. This is the CDI or Course Deviation Indicator. the gauge will automatically update to the next waypoint in the flight plan. You can take off and fly manually and keep the CDI centered to reach your waypoint. This will tell you the direction you need to fly to reach the set waypoint. turn to the right. When it’s to the left. turn to the left. This is the flight plan we created in CoPilot v3.
The Altitude will be set to the planes current altitude rounded to the nearest 100 feet. click the AP. it will automatically update to the next waypoint. When your altitude is sufficient to make it over top of any mountains you may fly over. When you get away from the airport.abacuspub. After a minute or so of turning. www. the CoPilot v3 GPS gauge will fly you to that waypoint. it’s time to start the trip. HDG and GPS buttons on the right side of the CoPilot v3 GPS gauge. Continue reading to understand how far away from the waypoints you are. click the ALT button to set the altitude.24
Now that you have the flight plan loaded. This will tell the gauge to take control of the flight. The AP button controls the Autopilot Master Switch.com
. the triangle will be come centered. The CoPilot v3 GPS gauge will set the heading to point in the direction of the first waypoint. Take off and get airborne. The HDG is a Heading Hold button. When clicking. The GPS button hands over the control to the gauge.
From here. To start. how it will take to get there and exactly when the update to the next waypoint will occur and how to change it. You’ll notice the plane change direction slightly when reaching a waypoint. it’s time to turn on the Autopilot system. the plane will begin to turn in the direction of the first waypoint. When it reaches that waypoint.
Watch the CDI triangle as the plane turns.
Waypoint (WPT) Display
Click the WPT button to view information about the waypoint you are flying to. current speed and the ID of your next waypoint. On the example above we can click the NXT button 2 times to put the cursor in front of the VS (Vertical Speed) line and use the + key to set the climb rate of the plane. The AP BUG can also be switched ON and OFF. the green light above the NAV button turned on. The green light appears telling you it’s active. your current heading.
This screen shows general information about your current position including latitude and longitude.abacuspub. The OFF setting is used in conjunction with CoPilot or when flying saved flight plan files for auto-updating through the waypoints. Click the NAV button to open a second screen. The ON setting has the CoPilot v3 gauge function like a standard Autopilot gauge. altitude. Click the NXT and PRE buttons to cycle through the fields on the screen.
This screen allows you to fine-tune the autopilot settings.com
Navigation (NAV) Display
If you notice that after clicking the SET button. Use the + and – keys on the GPS to change the settings. Notice the green light changes to a yellow light.
abacuspub. Clicking the button once will turn the light above the button green and show you the Local Time (as set in Flight Sim). the distance to that waypoint.26
Here you will find the ID of the waypoint you are flying to.com
. the magnetic variation. yellow and red. elevation. NBD. but it will remove the flight plan from memory. green. the ID. the current heading or track (TRK). frequency (if applicable).
Clearing the Flight Plan
At any time you can click the CLR button on the GPS to Clear the flight plan. the type of track (True or Magnetic). the ID of the next waypoint. and type of waypoint it is (VOR. the date (as set in Flight Sim).
Information (INF) Display
The INF button on the left side of the GPS has 3 display modes noted by the color of the light above the button. FIX). the desired heading or bearing (BRG) and the estimated time to reach the waypoint (ETA). APT. This will NOT disengage the autopilot.
www. Click the WPT button again to view specific information about the Waypoint including the name of the waypoint. the Sequence (SEQ) and the Distance (DST) away from the waypoint the gauge will update. Note the ETA will show 9999m (minutes) when the plane is not moving.
click the SET button. This will show you the Time traveled (T1). Auto allows the gauge to automatically update the heading and autopilot controls to reach the next waypoint. Use the NXT and PRE buttons to move the cursor ( > ) through the list. use the NXT and PRE buttons to move the cursor ( > ). Press the TDS button again to view a second log. Each entry in the list will show the heading to fly to get to the airport and the distance. To lock into this airport. 4. use the + and – buttons to change the setting. The last screen of the INF button is the version and copyright page. VORs. The Off setting will not allow the gauge to update the information automatically.0.5. 0. When the distance away from the waypoint shown on the first WPT screen is equal to this DST setting.5.CoPilot V3
The SEQ is either AUTO or OFF.com
. When the cursor is in front of the field you want to change.
www.5.0. Speed (TDS) The TDS button is a mini-log of your time and distance traveled similar to a trip odometer in your car. Time. the Distance traveled (D1) and the average speed you are flying (S1). NDBs and Intersections that are available. To change these fields.abacuspub.0.0 and 5.0. the GPS will update itself to the next waypoint. Use the CLR button to reset current TDS page back to zeros. Nearest Airports (NRST) The NRST button on the CoPilot v3 GPS gauge will present a list of the 10 closest airports to your current position. The available DST settings are (in miles). The DST field is the how the gauge knows when to update itself to the next waypoint. 1. 1. Distance. 2. Clicking the INF button again will turn the light above the INF button to yellow and present information about the database including the number of airports. 2. 3.
abacuspub. click the NXT button to move to the next position. When you have the first letter of the desired ID set. Use the + and – keys to cycle through the numbers 0 through 9 followed by the letter A through Z.
www. Frequency (if applicable) Elevation and the Runway length. click the SET button to lock in the CoPilot v3 GPS gauge to fly to that point. the ID. Again use the + and – keys to set the second letter of the ID. When the ID is set. the gauge will fly directly to that point. When dialed in and the SET button is clicked.com
Direct (D) The D with the arrow through it button provides a way to dial in the ID of any airport or intersection in Flight Sim.28
Click the NRST button a second time to view specific information on the selected airport including the full name of the airport.
Next to the ID is set of brackets with a zero in it: . This represents the first letter in the ID.
These tabs allow you to set default parameters for certain aspects of CoPilot.
www. Click it again to turn it back on. you will need to change the FS Scenery path as well to match.com
. If you change your FS Version.CoPilot V3
Lastly. Note that the path must be the Flight Sim’s main Scenery folder. Color and Labels. Navigation. This covers all the major features of the CoPilot program and using the GPS gauge. Changing the FS version will NOT automatically change the path. the green light in the bottom left corner of the CoPilot v3 GPS gauge is the Power button. Projection. To accept your changes. The General tab is used mainly for the FS version and the FS Scenery Path. you will see six tabs labeled General.
CoPilot Advanced Features
In the File menu under Preferences. simply click the [OK] button. The next section will cover some advanced features of the CoPilot program including using the moving map and setting preferences. Note that the Apply button will never become active. Click this to turn the gauge off.abacuspub.
The Projection tab allows you to change the default parameters that appear on the Map Projection screen when opening a file set.
www.abacuspub. you can remove the check from in front of “Show On Map Open”.com
. To prevent the Map Projection window from opening every time you open a file set.
if you want the ILS Transmitters to automatically be visible when you open an Airport Diagram. You can also set the default preferences for the Approach Plates and Airport Diagrams. NDBs. VORs. These features include the Airports (on by default).
.abacuspub. place a check in the “ILS Transmitters” box. For example.CoPilot V3
The Display tab allows you to set which items will be displayed automatically when a map is opened. Fixes and so on.
CoPilot will automatically create a waypoint at 60 nm intervals (1º on the great circle course).32
The Navigation tab sets the Auto Route features and the features used by the GPS. or both the Route To VOR and Route to NDB are turned off. If CoPilot cannot find a VOR or NDB. The Auto Route attempts to plot the best course from your departure to your destination while never taking you out of range of a VOR or NDB.
.abacuspub. The Transmitter Range reduces the signal strength CoPilot v3 will use where the Route Deviation controls how far off of the optimum course CoPilot v3 will look for a VOR or NDB.
. diagrams and approach plates.CoPilot V3
The Color tab lets you define the colors used on the map.
. open the Flight Sim and on the main or first monitor.000 by default. but it will be a little trickier to accomplish. For users with two monitors.
www. These are set to 1:30. you’ll be able to take full advantage of this feature.
Two Monitor Setup
With two monitors. simply drag the CoPilot program to the second monitor and maximize it.000. Open your file set and create or load a flight plan like normal. Switch to the Map view using the Window menu.abacuspub.
One of the best features of CoPilot v3 is the moving map. NDBs and Fixes will be visible. Users with a single monitor can still use it. VORs. When you are ready.34
The Labels tab lets you specify the zoom setting the labels for airports.
The Flight Simulator window may become smaller and not fill up the screen. The center button should be a single square. This is what you want. To exit Full screen mode. To do this. Flight Sim may only use one monitor. For best results.abacuspub.com
. Maximize and Close buttons appear in the top right corner of the Flight Sim window. When in Windowed mode. Now when you switch tasks (change the active program from Flight Sim to CoPilot v3 for example).
Single Monitor Setup
Users with single monitor will have to run the Flight Simulator in a Windowed mode instead of the default Full Screen mode. exit Full Screen mode and maximize Flight Sim on the main monitor. If it shows two squares overlapping. We recommend you run Flight Sim in a windowed mode and not Full Screen mode.CoPilot V3
Once Flight Sim is up and running and you have your plane placed at the Departure airport ready to fly.
www. Choose Options | Settings | General from the menu. This will draw a crosshair on the map in the location of your plane. If your Flight Simulator pauses when you switch to the CoPilot program. then release the a key). the Flight Simulator will not pause. but it will minimize when you activate the CoPilot program. in Flight Sim press the a key to view the menus at the top of the screen. click it one time to switch it. you will have the Minimize. click the Display | GPS Options | Both. press a + e at the same time (hold the a key and tap the e key. Remove the check from the Pause On Task Switch option. you can set the Flight Sim so it does not pause. When in Full Screen mode. You can use the toolbar zoom buttons and/or the mouse wheel to zoom in on your position. As you fly a dark green line will be drawn every few seconds showing you the actual path being flown in the Flight Simulator. or select Views | Full Screen from the menu.
You will need to position the Flight Simulator window on the screen along with the CoPilot map window. place the mouse pointer at the edge of the program window. To reposition the screens. Do this for both the Flight Sim and the CoPilot until both are setup how you want it (as we’ve done in the following image). or CoPilot on the left and Flight Sim on the right. Notice the mouse pointer will turn to a line with an arrow at each end.
Click and drag the mouse to resize the screen.
www. Some users put the CoPilot program on the top half of the screen and the Flight Sim on the bottom half.abacuspub.